Indianapolis Colts Football

New Era “Speak with Your Cap” contest winner

Posted by coltsindianapolis on September 27, 2013 – 3:18 pm

This blog is one of our “Fan Features,” from Alyssa who won the New Era “Speak with Your Cap” contest and was chosen to represent the Colts as their ambassador for a photoshoot. Below is a recap of her trip to New York and all the fun she had representing Colts Nation!

“In June I had the amazing opportunity to take part in the NFL’s and New Era’s back to football Photo Day. The Photo Day took place in New York at a studio called Location 5. Being a small town Canadian girl I couldn’t believe what I was reading when I received an email telling me I had been chosen to represent the Colts!

From my understanding my boyfriend and I were to be flown to New York and I was to partake in a Photo Day working with the NFL and New Era. To my surprise it was so much more than that. On top of being styled by professionals in the sickest Colts gear and New Era hats and getting my photo taken, there was also an interview and a video portion (see below). There is no question about it, I love being in front of the camera whether it be video, full body or profile shots.

Another amazing surprise was that we got to tour the NFL headquarters! We had the chance to see where the Commissioner did his work, had meetings and where the games were reviewed for any fines or missed calls. Not to mention every super bowl ring dating back to the very first super bowl. Seeing the NFL headquarters for any football fan is like being a kid in a candy shop, I just couldn’t get enough.

Thinking that this experience couldn’t get any better, I was completely blown away when the Commissioner himself, Roger Goodell showed up at the studio for our group shot. He did a meet and greet with all the team winners, signed mini footballs and took individual photos with us.

This was a once in a lifetime experience and I would like to thank the NFL and New Era for letting me be part of the Photo Day. I think what made it so over the top incredible were all my fellow winners (and guests of course) from the other teams. Everyone was great! I made so many new friends and we became like a New Era and NFL family in that short time we spent together. We still all keep in touch and we’re all battling it out in a fantasy football league this season. The amount of passion I saw in every single fan has made me fall in love with football and the Colts all over again. All 32 fans and guests came from all over the world, some from England, some from Canada and some from the United States. We all cheer for different teams but we all came together through one sport, football. It made me realize that football is so much more than a sport, it unites people together and makes life long friends.

Go Colts!!”


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DAILY CLIPS: MAY 3RD

Posted by coltsindianapolis on May 3, 2013 – 7:39 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
Colts owner Jim Irsay throws Blue Crew Sports Grill a lifeline
Irsay may rescue Colts-themed restaurant
Colts-themed Blue Crew Sports Grill closes
Colts add undrafted free agent cornerback
Indianapolis Colts’ best undrafted free agents: No. 4, running back Dominic Rhodes
Colts rank No. 10, No. 14 in pair of offseason media polls
Colts-themed restaurant closes its doors after financial losses
Blue Crew Sports Grill, Indianapolis Colts fan hangout, abruptly closes
Butler looks to build on surprise success
Indianapolis adds depth to secondary by bringing in Nigel Malone as undrafted free agent
Reggie Wayne plans 1,000-yard season at age 35
With more 3-4 people, Colts still ‘hybrid’
Indianapolis Colts Support Jason Collins and Hypothetical Gay Teammate

COLTS.COM
Colts Sign CB-Nigel Malone
Owners, Commissioner Goodell and Top Executives to Attend NFL Career Development Symposium
Maintaining Ethic
Wayne at Work

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Chris Polian officially joins Jaguars
Jaguars invite 19 for rookie tryouts
Comparing CBs Gratz and Wreh-Wilson
What does Abraham visit to Titans mean?

NFL NEWS
Oilers great says CFL not an option for Tebow
Tennessee Titans revamp line in draft, free agency
Younger Rodgers has big footsteps to follow with Jaguars
Poll reveals overwhelming support for Redskins name
Broncos linebacker Von Miller pursues poultry dream
Anniversary of Junior Seau death still focuses NFL on CTE
Former CB Al Harris retires as a Green Bay Packer
Titans expected to check out Freeney as well
Bucs will retire Warren Sapp’s number

AFC TEAM NEWS
Sanchez Asserts He Is ‘Cool With’ the Jets’ Quarterback Competition
Notebook: Stevan Ridley back strong
Seau could have greater impact in death

NFC TEAM NEWS
Ex-NY Giants linebacker Michael Boley ‘secretly arrested’ on child abuse charges, report
Two more draft picks in fold for Bears


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 25TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 25, 2013 – 9:06 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
2013 NFL Draft: What are the Colts looking for? Anything but a quarterback
Indianapolis Colts’ best/worst picks review: what might have been
Pro Football Writers take a stab at aligning NFL Draft’s 1st round
Andrew Luck, Colts share NFL draft experiences from a year ago
Colts in wait-and-see mode for tonight’s NFL draft
Colts Notebook: Hilton has come a long way in one year
Colts could land Pro Bowl player at No. 24
Manti Te’o could find perfect home with Colts
Colts Dwayne Allen ‘can’t stand the draft,’ after it cost him millions

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft: Kickers
McDonald follows steps
Colts Mailbag
Colts top draft pick: Safety
Two weeks in

AFC SOUTH BLOG
Who’s most likely to trade back?
One more run-through with Mel, McShay
Why Titans need pass-rush help

NFL NEWS
Texans anything but handcuffed with No. 27 pick
This NFL Draft stumps Tennessee Titans, experts
Jaguars seek cornerstone with No. 2 pick in NFL Draft
ESPN, NFL Network agree to not tip off picks on Twitter during 2013 draft
Chiefs could make rare choice of OT at No. 1
Roger Goodell says Jimmy Haslam ‘is doing everything he’s asked’

AFC TEAM NEWS
Can’t get read on Pats
To stay, Rex Ryan may need NY Jets to pick quarterback in first round of draft

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants could snag a linebacker in first round of NFL draft for first time since 1984
How low can Bears go?


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LETTER FROM COMMISSIONER GOODELL

Posted by coltsindianapolis on April 24, 2013 – 12:01 pm

National Football League

To NFL Fans:Roger Goodell, Commissioner

During the 2013 NFL Draft, young men will see their dreams realized as they are selected to become professional football players. And countless younger football players will be watching them. No matter what level they play, all football players should be taught the proper fundamentals and know that their safety is the top priority as they participate in the sport they love.

That is why the NFL is proud to partner with USA Football to announce the national launch of Heads Up Football, a comprehensive youth football initiative whose aim is to take the head out of the game.  Your support is a vital component.

Heads Up Football was created with direction from independent football and medical experts.  All coaches in a Heads Up Football league must be certified via USA Football’s nationally accredited Level 1 coaching certification course.  These leagues also appoint a Player Safety Coach, who is trained by USA Football.  Every coach, parent and player affiliated with a Heads Up Football league receives training on the following subjects:

  • Heads Up Tackling, which teaches tackling in a safer and more effective way. The head is always up in order to lessen the risk of head or neck injuries;
  • Concussion recognition and response in which Centers for Disease Control and Prevention protocols are learned; and
  • Proper equipment fitting to ensure the correct fitting of a player’s helmet and shoulder pads.

Piloted in three leagues in 2012, Heads Up Football will expand to more than 900 youth leagues across all 50 states in 2013. Many of these leagues will receive the guidance of Heads Up Football Ambassadors, former NFL players who will collaborate with the league’s coaches, administrators, player safety coach, parents and players to help ensure that the game is played the right way.

We want to help develop a culture of safety at every level of the game, and we encourage youth coaches, players and parents to join us.

We can play a part in making the game safer. As an NFL fan, here is what you can do to make a difference.  If you are the parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, friend or neighbor of a youth football player, tell them about Heads Up Football and encourage their coaches or guardians to visit www.USAFootball.com to sign their league up as a Heads Up Football league. If you are a youth football coach or commissioner, we invite you to join the Heads Up Football movement by clicking here.

We are committed to football that fans love and the safety the players deserve at all levels of the game.  Your support is critical.

Thanks for your help, and we hope you enjoy the NFL Draft.

Roger Goodell
Commissioner, National Football League


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DAILY CLIPS: APRIL 24TH

Posted by coltsindianapolis on – 6:54 am

COLTS NEWS (LOCAL AND NATIONAL)
2013 NFL Draft: Colts TE Dwayne Allen remembers the 2012 draft costing him $1 million
Indianapolis Colts’ best draft picks: No. 1, QB Peyton Manning
ESPN analyst believes Colts Andrew Luck might wind up being one of best QBs in NFL history
Colts Top 7 ‘front seven’ draft prospects
Colts’ Top 5 possible offensive linemen picks
Blogger mock: Xavier Rhodes to Colts

COLTS.COM
2013 NFL Draft Preview: Safeties
Colts top draft pick: Cornerback
Same-page value

AFC SOUTH BLOG
After more time with Jaguars’ new duds
Thoughts on Jaguars’ new uniforms
Blogger mock: Keenan Allen to Texans
Numbers show Jags’ need at DE, CB
Blogger mock: Dion Jordan to Jaguars

NFL NEWS
Big decisions loom for Texans as NFL draft approaches
NFL draft goes local
Owner Shad Khan OK with Jaguars’ first pick in draft
A round of hugs for Goodell and Draftees
NFL beefs up draft security
Chiefs hold NO. 1 pick in draft for first time
NFLPA signs deal with electronic-signature company
GM: Worst NFL Draft in past 10-12 years

AFC TEAM NEWS
No rust to get DE help
Patience on QB will pay off if Idzik can resist ‘reach’ tomorrow
Oceanside draws line to NFL

NFC TEAM NEWS
NY Giants may draft Notre Dame LB Manti Te’o
So many needs, so few picks for Bears


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